CPS Announces Appointment of New Associate Dean

Melissa Feuer
June 07, 2020

The College of Professional Studies announced the appointment of Melissa Feuer as Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, effective April 1, 2020. She previously held the title of Assistant Dean for Students.

Feuer transitioned to her new and challenging role following the March 31 retirement of Jack Prostko, Associate Dean for Learning and Faculty Development, a long-time CPS senior staff member.


"We are all very pleased that Melissa has taken on this new role. It is a recognition of her many past contributions. And we fully expect that she will play a critical leadership role in the evolution of CPS during the coming months and years."

Christopher J. Deering

CPS Interim Dean


Feuer’s new role has an expanded portfolio of responsibilities, including:

  • New academic program and course additions and revisions;
  • Reviewing academic and admission exception requests;
  • All student engagement functions, including student success coaching, course scheduling and career coaching;
  • Student petitions, grievances, academic dishonesty and disciplinary matters;
  • Representing CPS on university committees, including undergraduate dean meetings and senior associate dean meetings; and
  • Managing dean's council activities.

"I am excited for the opportunity to support our students and represent our college in an expanded capacity. Our students represent the best that a professional studies education has to offer and I look forward to continuing to work both with them and for them."

Melissa Feuer

Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs


Feuer joined CPS in 2010. Most recently, as Assistant Dean for Students, she was responsible for the services the College provides to its students and graduates and led the student services and career services teams. 

From 2010 to 2012, Melissa was the Director of Career Services for the college, assisting students and alumni with short and long-term career strategies. 

Previously she worked with mid-career attorneys at a private outplacement firm in the D.C. area where she specialized in resume and cover letter critique and interview preparation. She has practiced law at a corporate law firm and as senior in-house counsel for a public company.

Melissa has served as adjunct faculty for the College's Paralegal Studies and Homeland Security programs.

Melissa earned a B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.